connect Linux server with windows xp


How can I connect windows xp(preferred) or windows vista with Linux server  like we connect winodws xp with windows server using RDP or other softwares.

Please tell me if any GUI is available or any easy way, thanks
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upanwarConnect With a Mentor Commented:
To achive your goal you need to configure the VNS server on your linux box.

Please visit below given URL to get more info.
PatricckConnect With a Mentor Commented:

here is a cool manual for you, with printscreens:

sindhuxyzAuthor Commented:
Any easy way like software with GUI
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

You need to install samba and swat (Samba Web Administration Tool).
Set it up like you would set up a windows server through a comprehensive web based gui:


username: root
password: [your linux box root password].

You should be aware that it will require substantial knowledge to set up and administer a network like that, even with GUI like Swat.

Best regards!
sindhuxyzAuthor Commented:
I will try it
Vishal PatelCommented:
You need to setup samba server for that.
Then create share in the linux server.
Then access from windows by :
net use s: \\linux_server\share name
Replace linux_server with your samba server hostname/ip address.
Auther sindhuxyz was looking remote desktop solution  linux and windows not the file sharing between linux and windows so how can we accept the answer from vjpatel instead of upanwar.

Hi FireRunt

Please recheck the question and comments and consider my request.
brdavsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Truly I misunderstood the question completely.

If Linux server is headless (aka not running X), then using putty ( for windows and SSH to the server is the solution.
If the server is running X, then installing a xrdp ( on the server will enable XP users to connect to the server via RDP protocol.

Best regards!
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